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Hi,

I know that ‘without so much as’ is the correct form, but I actually came across ‘without as much as’ in the Guardian. Is it also correct or did the author of the article make a mistake?

Thank you.

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My opinion is that both versions are said and considered acceptable.

But I prefer ‘without so much as'.

Clive

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Thank you.

That’s very helpful. Emotion: smile

In formal writing, I try to use "so" in negative senses, but there is no "rule" about it that I've heard of.

Thank you. I’ll make a note of that.
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